Tsavo National Park


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Tsavo west visit

Written on: December 24, 2013   |   I visited in April 2013 The journey started from the Kenyan Capital Nairobi through Nairobi-Mombasa Highway to Mtito-Andei town. As I entered the park I was welcomed by thickets of Acacia trees. The roads here are not tarmacked but they are smooth.
I stayed at Serena Kilaguni Lodge where I had booked my reservation for two days stay.
The top attraction here is the Mzima Springs. It is located about 30 miles from Mtito-Andei, the entrance to the park. It is because of its beautiful scenery which makes it the biggest attraction in Tsavo West. Mzima springs gets its waters from reservoirs under the Chyulu hills to the north and the freezing aspect of this springs is also believed to be fed by 250 million litres of meltwater from snows of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Sceneries such as uneven chunks of solid magma best known as “Shetani lava flows” a black lava flows of 8km long, 1.6km wide and 5 meters deep, made my visit more interesting. This remains of volcanic eruptions which were subject of tales among local communities who named the flow “Shetani” meaning evil in Swahili after it spewed from the earth just about 240 years old. I also got the chance to explore the caving at the Shetani caves found near the flows.
The 70 sq. km one meter high electric fenced Rhino sanctuary at Ngulia, is another spectacular scene I enjoyed during my tour. This sanctuary is the home of the famous black rhinos. There are other panoramic sceneries which made my visit memorable like an idyllic view across the pristine Tsavo-west, rock climbing at Chaimu and Ngulia hills, game viewing and guided walks through the park.
The wildlife there is amazing. I didn't miss the Masaai Giraffe, several species of birds, rhinoceros, Cosen's gerbil, Hunter's hartebeest, several species of shrew and rat, Grevy's zebra, wild dogs, lions and elephants. Actually it was worth every thing for me to have made this visit which will always remain in my memory.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 25, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
While visiting Tsavo East and West for three days, we were really satisfied with the whole journey, the guide we used was very professional and knew a lot of the animals. The driver always drove good and secure. They took good care of us. We were also very satisfied with the lodges. Tsavo is a really exiting park and we promised ourselves that we will have to go ba... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jul 31, 2015   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries known for the vast elephant herds and a variety of wild animals including lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo among other plains game.
Tsavo West National Park also offers tremendous views with diverse habitats, ranging from mountains, river forest, plains, lakes and wooded grassland. Its... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 05, 2015   |   Visited: Mar 2015.
Tsavo-East is recommended for photographers with its fabulous light and unbelievable views, in particular the Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau, the world’s largest lava flow. Lugard Fall on the Galana River is remarkable for the shaped water-worn rocks. Game includes: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk and zebra and Hunter’s Harte... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 12, 2015   |   Visited: Aug 2008.
To the south-west of Tsavo East National Park, and on the opposite side of the Trans-Africa Highway, you find Tsavo West National Park. This park is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles that this remarkable country has to offer. Even compared with the spectacular Masai Mara, the wildlife density at Lake Jipe (far to the south on the Tanzania border) is astoundin... read more
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Dec 16, 2014   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
Inside the park itself, Voi Rest House provides accommodation or, more commonly, is used as a lunch pit stop for the safari jeeps. It's a busy place at these times and there can be hundreds of people arriving fairly close to each other. Hotel provides an all you can eat buffet for this service.

Officially, this is outside the Tsavo NP and is on the route from Vo... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 13, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
We just fell in love with Tsavo West. The arid scenery and the wildlife was off the charts. My next time in Kenya, a huge amount of it will be in Tsavo. We stayed at the Kilaguni Serena and the view was mind blowing. I can't say enough about this massive park. And no crowds which was a huge bonus. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Aug 04, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
Tsavo National Park is the largest & most expansive park in Kenya.

It's famous for the man-eater lion of Tsavo and is a combination of Tsavo East & Tsavo West.

It's a must-see when visiting Kenya. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 16, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
Tsavo east and west together form the largest wilderness reserve.
One of Tsavo's most interesting geographical feature is the Lugard falls where white water rages through a series of spectacular rock formations.
Not forgetting the volcanic Mzima springs, these natural springs produce 50 million gallons of fresh sparkling water daily.

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 07, 2014   |   Visited: Sep 2006.
The Tsavo National Park remains Kenya's largest and also one of the oldest. Once a mega park, it was later divided into West and East. The boundary lies closely along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway. The west remains the busiest through out the year. It bears the history of man-eating lions where many Indians were killed as they constructed the Kenya-Uganda railway. ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 03, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2014.
Tsavo National Park remains the largest park in Kenya; it is famous for the red elephants. Tsavo is divided into two sections: Tsavo East/Tsavo West.Tsavo West National Park is famous for the Mzima Springs,with its unique underwater hippo observatory. The "Big 5" African animals are well represented in these parks, as well as birds and other animals. From Lake Jipe... read more
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